- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 22nd February 1987-Trough
- The Annual Supper Walk is on Sunday, 22nd. February. in
the Forest of Bowland/Dunsop Bridge area. Following the
excellent hospitality at Newton in Bowland last year we
have booked the same venue again, The Parkers Arms Hotel.
We hope for the usual excellent support of all members
and their families. We have been offered three
alternative meals and need to place our orders in
advance. Please indicate your choice on the attached.
form and. return it by Thursday, 29th January at the very
latest. The cost of the coach will be £3.00 for adults
and £2.00 for children. The meal will cost £3.00 per
person exclusive of drinks. Boots are required for all
walks. It will be muddy unless we have a hard frost. Warm
windproof clothing is also essential at this time of the
year. Toilet facilities are available at starting and.
'A' walk may be followed on S.D. 65/75-1: 25000
'B' & 'C' walks may be followed on S.D. 64/74-1: 25000
All walks can be followed on O.S. sheet 103-1: 50000
Starting from Dunsop Bridge we follow the River Dunsop
northwards through the Forest of Bowland to Whitendale -
the heart of Bowland Fell country. From here we follow
the Whitendale river, over Whitendale Fell to join the
Old Roman Road. to the south of Shooters Clough. Turning
southeast we cross Croasdale Fell to House of Croasdale
and make our way to Newton via open farmland. The walk is
over undulating fells with no major climbs and will be
taken at a steady pace to encourage strong 'B' walkers to
try an 'A' walk. It may be shortened if conditions prove
to be severe.
Distance: 13 miles
- Leaders: Peter Lucas and John McEvoy
Starts at the hamlet of Whitewell walking generally
southwards crossing the river Hodder at Doeford Bridge,
where we turn westwards skirting just to the northeast of
Chipping before walking north to finish at Dunsop Bridge.
The walk takes in a pleasant mixture of farmland, with
its inevitable stiles, woodland and a little open
moorland.. It is through undulating countryside, and is
longer than most 'B' walks. In view of the distance we
hope to maintain a good steady pace.
Distance: 10½ miles
Leaders: Ian Gilmour and Ken Parks
Starts at the village of Chipping and takes the the same
route as the final part of the 'B' walk via Chipping
Lawn, Lickhurst Farm, Dinckling Green Farm, through
Whitemore Plantation to finish at Dunsop Bridge.
Distance: 7 miles
Leaders: Robert and Joyce Blackwell